Mathematical vs Mathematically - What's the difference?

mathematical | mathematically |

As an adjective mathematical

is of, or relating to mathematics.

As an adverb mathematically is

according to or using mathematics.




(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to mathematics
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  • * 1897 , (Thomas Hardy), (The Well-Beloved)
  • Smaller and smaller she waned up the rigid mathematical road, still gazing at the soldier aloft, as Pierston gazed at her.
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  • Although Galileo had designed a pendulum clock, he never actually constructed one. The first pendulum clock was constructed by the Dutch physicist Christian Huygens (1629–1695) in 1657. He also developed the mathematical theory of the pendulum. Newton also studied the motion of a pendulum and experimented with pendulums made of different materials and of different lengths.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical' concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from ' mathematical patterns involving primes.}}
  • Possible but highly improbable
  • mathematically



    (en adverb)
  • According to or using mathematics.
  • It is mathematically impossible to divide by zero.